Although mold is naturally occurring and prevalent outside, when you start to experience overgrowth inside your home, it’s time to contact a professional restoration company for mold remediation services. Mold cleanup should be a thorough process but can be done quickly and in a non-invasive manner when handled correctly.


When To Ask For Help With Mold

It’s a common misconception that mold spores can be killed by scrubbing the surface with bleach and water or other home remedies. Some mold exists in all environments, and some mold overgrowth can be prevented by making sure absorbent surfaces are dried out quickly once they become wet. Once a porous surface has begun to grow an abundance of mold, it can spread quickly and become a health hazard after a short period of time. Essentially, if you think you might have a mold issue developing in your home, it’s a good idea to ask for help before the issue becomes larger or the health of the residents is affected by exposure. This is especially important after your home has experienced any flooding or other water damage that is out of the norm.


The Mold Remediation Process

True mold cleanup occurs when a several-part process is completed. Not only does the multifaceted process remove the immediate mold concern, but it also prevents the spread of the mold to other surfaces and the prevalence of spores in the air.

  • Analysis and inspection. If a constant water source is causing the growth, it will need to be corrected to prevent reoccurring mold issues.
    Isolation. The areas of mold overgrowth will be isolated and contained in order to prevent the spread of mold spores once the areas are disturbed. This includes both negative air pressure and barriers of plastic or other materials.
  • Air scrubbing and filtration. HEPA filters are used to scrub the spores from the air, along with specialized vacuums and fans.
    Cleaning, demolition, and repair. Commercial grade biocide and selective demolition of areas that cannot be saved are used to prevent any additional spread of mold. Surfaces will also be fully dried, repaired, and a final wipe-down will be completed.
  • Final testing. Before the job is completed, the area will be tested to make sure mold cleanup was successful.


How To Get Started

If you suspect your home has started to develop a mold overgrowth issue or if it has recently been exposed to a water damage event, contact a reputable remediation company as soon as possible to address the concern and prevent unnecessary spreading and exposure. Contact United Water Restoration Memphis today to begin your assessment and ask any questions about the process.